Trafficker on the Run

Eight traffickers have been arrested so far this year because of the efforts of our amazing partners Tiny Hands Nepal and 3 Angels Nepal. Each trafficker that is arrested, means more women and girls could be prevented from being trafficked. This is dangerous work but it is important in the fight against trafficking. Our partners have a close working relationship with local police and authorities and they all work together to intercept and rescue girls from trafficking as well as track down and arrest traffickers, just like in Hira’s case below. 

Hira’s (name changed) family was poor so her parents married her at the age of 15. After two years, she had two children. When her husband stopped working, she began to face problems paying her children’s tuition. Her situation worsened when her husband became an alcoholic. She took her children to her parents’ house and left to work in Dubai through Nepali legal channels.

The money she earned overseas was sent to her parents who helped her build a house and send her children to school. After three years of working, she returned home. When she was ready to travel abroad to find work again, she met an agent who promised to send her to Oman for a high-paying job. This time, however, the agent instructed that she had to go through India, which is an unsafe and illegal way to travel abroad. Since the agent had promised to send her for free, she did not hesitate to go through India.

While our partners at the border were doing their routine checking of the buses travelling to India, they found three women in the bus all having the same story – that they were going to New Delhi International Airport. This information was enough for the staff to be sure of their vulnerability. When Hira showed the picture of the man whom she claimed to be her brother, and who organised the job and transport, the police quickly recognised that the person had been involved in several crimes earlier.

The police did not permit the three women to cross the border. Their relatives were called and after explaining their sure chance of being trafficked, none of them were willing to go to New Delhi. The man in Hira’s picture was discovered to have ran away from the village and is now on the police search list.

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Alone, Broken, and Shattered

Life has not always been easy for Saheli (name changed for protection) and her family however, with her father working hard, they still had a good life. When COVID-19 hit the world and Nepal went into lockdown, everything changed. Saheli’s father lost his job and so providing daily food for the family was difficult. In April, her world changed after meeting a man she knew as ‘uncle’.




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Preying on Girls through Social Media

Kalindi (name changed for privacy and protection) thought she has found the love of her life online, only to find herself weeping with regret in the end.




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In Need of Safety and a Mother's Love

Mandeep (name changed for protection and privacy) had been through lots of hardships since she was a child - from losing her father, being abandoned, and taking on different jobs. She was found by our partner's staff sitting on a bridge, distressed and alone.




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Fake Job Offer

Padmini (name changed for privacy and protection), 20, was spotted by our 3 Angels Nepal monitoring staff while doing their routine checks around the bus station. They saw her holding hands with a man but she seemed reluctant to go with him. Upon inquiry, they found out that Padmini didn’t know the man, so she was brought to a transit home where she shared her story.




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Trafficked into India

Tamasi was being abused by her husband. Thinking that her new friend was genuinely concerned about her, she immediately agreed when she offered her work somewhere else.




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Traffickers Convicted

In 2019, staff members from Tiny Hands Nepal intercepted four women in one of the borders and counseled them about the dangers of human trafficking. They also encouraged the women to file a case against their trafficker but they were reluctant to do so. With no case to process, they were sent home after the counselling. During the interview, our staff thought that one of the women seemed very suspicious. True enough, the same woman threatened the other girls that she wouldn't return their money and that they will be sent back abroad again.